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None of the normal tropes apply
on 19 January 2017
Already read the 2nd book and ordered the 3rd - this is really good and it's not what you expect based on the description.
The key character - Jant - is one of the immortals who can fly. But he's also addicted to some nasty drugs and is overall a very complex character. What's nice about the book though is that none of the normal tropes apply. The drugs make Jant worse at his job but it's not some existential issue - he just knows he should stop at some point. God is mentioned in passing but he/she is just a background noise. The enemy is a blank slate - so there's no moral issue raised by the battle - the good guys get to be the good guys without being morally superior - they're just fighting these things that have turned up. It all just feels way more real than the normal fantasy structure. Lessons are not learnt but characters develop. Its great.